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Chrysler 300 in spotlight at Das Awkscht Fest in Macungie

Chrysler 300 in spotlight at Das Awkscht Fest in Macungie

A young fellow at a classic car show once asked Mark Souders what the "H" stood for on Souders' 1962 Chrysler 300-H, an automobile known for power. "He asked me if it stood for 'hybrid,'" Souders recalls chuckling. "I said, 'Yeah, it's a hybrid. It burns gas and rubber.'" The car was called the 300 because when Chrysler first came out with the C-300 in 1955, it was the first American production car that had 300 horsepower. Before that, the most powerful cars had more like 240 to 270 horsepower, Souders says. All that power turns 50 this year and Das Awkscht Fescht is marking the occasion by making the Chrysler 300 the featured...

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